Plein air paintings - Mark Boyle,
Mark Boyle, "Golden Light," oil, 22 x 28 in.

Plein Air Paintings > Exhibition Details at a Glance:
Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) Winter Exhibition “Plein Air to Studio”
Cole Gallery
Edmonds, Washington
Through February 11, 2024

plein air paintings - Kelly Bailey, "Buoyed Up," oil, 10 x 20 in.
Kelly Bailey, “Buoyed Up,” oil, 10 x 20 in.

From the gallery:

The PAWA Exhibition encompasses the best of member plein air and studio works from the year, featuring 75 paintings. The plein air work expresses the raw passion of painting outdoors, in the elements. These fine artists, hailing from all over Washington State, often bring their work back to the studio to paint larger works, keeping their fresh on-site experience at heart. This show’s plein air paintings paired with their studio mates, as well as stand-alone studio paintings, provide a fascinating view into the artist’s process.

Olga Bolgar, "Foggy Morning," oil, 18 x 24 in.
Olga Bolgar, “Foggy Morning,” oil, 18 x 24 in.

PAWA was established in the year 2000 to organize groups of artists to paint together in the most beautiful areas of Washington and beyond. With now over 350 members, PAWA presents in this juried show the finest collection of traditional landscape paintings from plein air artists in the state.

Pat Clayton, "Sunrise in Tumwater Canyon," oil, 20 x 30 in.
Pat Clayton, “Sunrise in Tumwater Canyon,” oil, 20 x 30 in.

Awards for this show will be juried by nationally recognized, award-winning artist Kimball Geisler, recipient of the Grand Prize for the 2022 Plein Air Salon Annual Competition. Geisler, in love with the great outdoors, follows in the footsteps of his beloved John Muir by devoting his career to the study of nature through painting. Kimball Geisler has enjoyed consistent sales and positive feedback from collectors and prominent artists. In 2021 he was inducted as a member of Plein Air Painters of America where he has served as vice president. His work has been featured in full articles in prominent art magazines, and it has taken him to incredible locations in many different states and other countries. He has earned awards through various painting competitions and shows, including the Grand Prize for the annual PleinAir Salon for 2022.

Joyce Hester, "First Run at First Light," oil, 10 x 20 in.
Joyce Hester, “First Run at First Light,” oil, 10 x 20 in.



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